Federal Court of Appeals takes on Verizon’s challenge to Net Neutrality

The Liberty Beat

BY: Derrick Broze

Beginning Monday telecommunications company Verizon will challenge the Federal Communications Commisson’s ability to regulate the internet by enforcing “Net Neutrality”. A Federal Court of Appeals in D.C. will hear arguments from Verizon against the FCC and their December 2010 rules on “Preserving the Free and Open Internet”. The rules state internet service providers can not block legal content and not unreasonably discriminate against lawful traffic. Verizon is claiming the FCC does not have the authority to regulate the internet without authorization from Congress. The court’s decision will greatly affect the way telecoms and ISP of business’ and whether or not the government can begin regulating the internet.


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